Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Inn at Ocean's Edge by Colleen Coble
A vacation to Sunset Cove was her way of celebrating and thanking her parents. After all, Claire Dellamore's childhood was like a fairytale. But with the help of Luke Elwell, Claire discovers that fairytale was really an elaborate lie . . .
The minute she steps inside the grand Inn at Ocean's Edge, Claire Dellamare knows something terrible happened there. She feels it in her bones. Her ensuing panic attack causes a scene, upsetting her parents. Claire attempts to quiet her nerves with a walk on the beach, to no avail. She's at too great a distance to make out details, but she believes she witnesses a murder on a nearby cliff. When local police find no evidence of foul play, they quickly write off the "nervous" woman's testimony as less than credible.
But Luke Elwell, home on leave from the Coast Guard, has reason to believe Claire. Years ago when his mother went missing, Luke's father suspected she'd been murdered. So when an employee of the grand hotel doesn't show up for work, Luke steps in to help Claire track down the missing woman.
As Claire and Luke put together the pieces of a decades-old mystery, they discover that some family secrets refuse to stay buried. And some passions are worth killing for.
What a great book. Claire finds out that she was kidnapped and was gone for a year and it all happened at Sunset Cove. She keeps having flashbacks and remembers bits and pieces of what happened to her. Luke and Claire discover that her past and his mothers are connected. There are so many twists and turns with this story that it kept me guessing and surprised at every turn. I don’t want to spoil anything but I never expected one turn of events.
I would recommend this book to everyone. I am excited about reading the next book in the series.
I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review